Florida man will use $1M lottery winnings to upgrade to electric toothbrush

LEESBURG, Fla. — People who win lottery jackpots upgrade their homes, buy new cars or take a long-deserved vacation. A Florida man who won $1 million has a more modest goal.

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Tops on the list for Brian Nelson, 26, of Leesburg, is to upgrade to an electric toothbrush, Florida lottery officials said in a news release.

“I’m just looking forward to upgrading to an electric toothbrush and splurging on a good pair of flip flops,” Nelson told lottery officials on Tuesday in a news release.

Nelson traveled to Tallahassee to claim his prize with his fiancée of one month, Emily Pelton, WFTV reported.

Nelson bought a $20 Gold Rush Limited scratch-off ticket at a Quik Mart in Leesburg, lottery officials said. He chose to take his winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $795,000, according to the news release.

That should help Nelson upgrade his toothbrush, and leave enough for toothpaste.

The Gold Rush Limited game features 32 top prizes of $5 million and 100 prizes of $1 million, according to the Florida Lottery.

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